WORCESTER, MA DECORATED 3-GALLON SALT. 15 ½ " Height x 9 ½ " Base. A wonderfully decorated, monumental 3 gallon mid-19th century American salt glazed, handled stoneware jug, with a large grape cluster blue slip front motif. The slightly concave pouring spout sill is clean, with no loss, flea bites, hairline cracks, stains or other damage.
The stoneware hand-constructed slab ceramic handle is also without damage, cracks, loss or repairs, new or old. The putty white salt glazed surface of the vessel is relatively clean, with only minor episodes of color variation, occurring when the jug was originally kiln-fired. The blue slip glazed sidewall hand decorated grape cluster motif, is clear, crisp, undamaged and without glaze loss.
The bottom of the vessel has a wire raked bottom, from where the jug was cut off the throwing wheel. The only damage to the jug is a very small chip on the extreme lower margin of the vessel's sidewall. It's small and about the size of a sunflower seed. The area around the loss is clean and not ringed with a stain.
Not just a simply gorgeous but a killer jug. Good to Very Good overall vintage condition. One minor chip along lower edge. That however, is the only mark against it and amounts to the only damage suffered in nearly 150-170 years, which is in and of itself, rather amazing.The item "MID-19TH C ANTIQUE F B NORTON & CO 3 GAL DEC. STONEWARE JUG, WithBLUE GRAPE MOTIF" is in sale since Thursday, November 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Jugs". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Switzerland, Brazil. Worcester, MA